How many different socks do you see in this over-flowing sock drawer?
I’ll give you a hint, it’s the most minimalist sock drawer you’ve ever seen.
Several years ago I was folding laundry, sorting out the pile of socks, lamenting a rogue white sock that somehow never seemed to pair up. Then I had an idea. “What if I just don’t ever do this again?”
I went to a local retailer and bought 2 bags of reasonably-priced, reasonable-quality socks. 10 pairs of identical white socks, 10 pairs of identical black socks.
I trashed the mismatched pairs, donated the unworn pairs, and filled the drawer with my new foot warmers.
In six years, I have not:
- lost a sock (for they are all lone socks)
- spent a second matching socks
- thought about socks
Laundry time is a simple matter of a pile of white socks and a pile of black socks. Done and done.